Apache Junction, Arizona
Apache Junction, Arizona is a small town located in the Maricopa and Pinal counties of Arizona. With a population of roughly 42,000, it may seem small, but its attraction lies not in its numbers but in it’s rugged and mysterious past.
Located about 35 minutes from the Superstition Mountains, or the “Supes”, this iconic range is home to some of the most photographed and breath-taking trails you can experience. Did we mention its mysterious past? Here you will also find the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, legend says an immigrant discovered gold out there in the wilderness, revealing his discovery on his death bed. There has been a large amount of gold unearthed in that region, though none has been verified as belonging to this settler.
Feel like trying your luck? Visitors can pan for gold on the Goldfield Ghost Town tour. If you’re not feeling so lucky you can still enjoy things like a mock gunfight, or ride the Superstition Zipline if you’re brave enough.
Much of the wilderness surrounding the Apache Junction is untamed and bold, drawing visitors from across the country who want to experience the untouched, raw beauty of the desert sands. The celebrated Sonoran Desert sunrises and sunsets are sure to leave you breathless, and outdoor photographers will find an endless source of inspiration.